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|Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:50 am Post subject: Angus & the Great War
|The Arbroath Herald for 12 Sept 2014 has a story:
Angus and the Great War
As part of Angus Heritage Week's commemoration of the start of the Great War, a new leaflet has been published highlighting the key War Memorials across Angus - THE WORLD WAR ONE TRAIL.
On Friday, two of the key speakers from the Tayroots family history day - historian Dr Dan Paton and archivist Craig Pearson - launched this new leaflet at Arbroath war memorial.
"The WW1 Trail will encourage and enable people to visit the war memorials that are located across Angus" said Dr Paton, who is curator of Montrose Air Station, which played a vital part in WW1. "War Memorials with their lists of names carved into stone are a stark reminder of the sacrifice of human life in war. It is appropriate that we remember and commemorate those who left their homes and families and did not return.
"The WW1 was a horrendous conflict that shaped the world that we live in today. It is important that young people understand how it affected their family and their community. The trail will help increase awareness of the human cost of war and how the deaths of so many must have touched communities throughout Angus."
Craig Pearson, who is an archivist at Angus Archives added "The records we hold at the Angus Archives relating to WW1 and its aftermath highlight how the conflict left its mark on every town, village, community and family." said Craig, who explained that Scotland's war project will enable people to share their family's personal stories of the WW1 and ensure they are heard by future generations.
"Following the WW1 Trail or simply visiting one of the War Memorials featured in the leaflet will help to bring this highly significant part of the history to life, while also ensuring those who died continue to be remembered."
"Angus Heritage week's excellent contribution to the nationwide commemorations of the start of the WW1 highlight the importance the people of our Country place on honouring those who fall in Battle." said the Provost of Angus Helen Oswald. "The Angus war memorials are a constant, and touching, reminder of the debt we all owe these men and women. One century on, we must not forget them."
( Patrick W Anderson )